Record number of QSB faculty to receive SSHRC funding

Posted on May 14, 2008

The results of the annual Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant competition are in and eight Queen’s School of Business faculty have been awarded funding totally $740,000.

Thanks to funding from a special SSHRC competition, the School beat its 2006 record for the most faculty members to receive SSHRC grants in a given year. SSHRC funding was awarded to four QSB faculty members in 2004 and two faculty in 2003.

In 2007, SSHRC introduced a special series of competitions for research in management, business and finance in response to the federal government’s call for more research in these areas.

As part this new competition, the following faculty will collectively receive almost $600,000 in funding:

· Dr. Kee-Hong Bae — The issue of stock market efficiency
· Dr. Julian Barling — The development of leadership
· Dr. Yolande Chan — Revitalizing rural economies by mobilizing academic knowledge
· Dr. Yolande Chan — Understanding institutional influences on cancer care accessibility
· Dr. Tina Dacin — Understanding resource dynamics in social entrepreneurship
· Dr. Jane Webster (with Dr. Peggy Cunningham) — Implementing environmental responsibility in organizations

Two faculty were awarded almost $150,000 in funding as part of the annual Standard Research Grants competition:

· Dr. Julian Barling — Transformational leadership and humility
· Dr. Sandy Staples — Managing diversity in teams through web technologies

In addition, Dr. Yolande Chan received $20,000 in Strategic Research Grant funding for her Letter of Intent on “Revitalizing rural economies through community-university partnerships.”

SSHRC funding is one of the most prestigious research grants awarded to faculty at a business school.

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